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Thread: What are we going to do (fuel prices)

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    Default What are we going to do (fuel prices)

    So as most of us here in dr have heard in the news gas prices are going up way up, our good ol government has done it once again , so how are we here at dr1 the ones that live here going to deal with it , suggestions please from what i hear all over the place we are looking at $200 peso a gallon and above, also do you guys think the public transportaion people are going
    to take advantage of this and raise fares even though 99% of conchos run on propane.

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    One of my vehicle is powered with a V8 4.6, i'm thinking about switching to natural gas (not GLP).

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    yea ive heard about natural gas, what are the advantages and disadvantages.

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    Well my car runs on propane so i guess i'm good (until they decide to raise that too), I only spend around 500 pesos a week. Many people say propane is dangerous but I've never had any problem with it and its only like 75 pesos a gallon. Wow, i sound like Hank Hill talking about propane.... (sorry if no one got that king of the hill reference )

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    Quote Originally Posted by joseinoa View Post
    yea ive heard about natural gas, what are the advantages and disadvantages.
    First:

    Compressed natural gas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The good:

    30 pesos a galon

    The bad:

    The cost of installation

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFD View Post
    The bad:

    The cost of installation
    -The availability of CNG fuel

    -Having a 2000-3500psi fuel bomb in your vehicle

    -By volume, propane has 85% of the thermal potential (heat making potential, what makes a piston engine work) of gasoline (less power) and CNG has less than half the TP of propane. Your 220ft.lb V-6 SUV engine will make about 180 on propane and maybe 90 on CNG. Think about that.

    I installed a CNG stove on my old sailboat because CNG is lighter than air; propane is heavier and the thought of a propane leak settling volatile inflammable gasses in the bilge was scary. But that CNG stove had a hard time even boiling water...

    CNG may be less than half the cost per unit as propane, but you will use more than twice as much to accomplish the same mission with your vehicle.

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    We are paying $1.02 per litre

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    It's a necessity, so we will just pay it. It can be $500 pesos/gallon and we would still buy it. Supply and demand worldwide....just like any other commodity.

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    Of course this will become the excuse for raising rates! And it will cause increases in all kinds of other products and services!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hlywud View Post
    We are paying $1.02 per litre
    Same as Canada, except the RD distances are shorter.... be greener... plan the trips better, buy a moto or a bicycle..... or better yet - walk!

    I use a scooter or bike for short trips... too old for the walk :-((

    WW

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